Have you heard about Shockwave Therapy? Don’t let the name scare you – Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive, cutting edge treatment that can be used to treat musculoskeletal conditions.
Shockwave therapy delivers a controlled, intense pulse of sound that reduces inflammation and pain, and helps with the natural healing process. It is a form of therapy that has been used in the sports industry for many years – it is well researched and is known to help with pain relief for those suffering from acute or chronic pain. In fact, it has a 90% success rate and The American Journal of Sports Medicine reports:
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy appeared to be more effective and safer than traditional conservative treatments in the management of patients with chronic patellar tendinopathy.American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 35, Number 6, pages 972 -978
How does it work?
The high energy sound waves are delivered at short intervals through the surface of the skin. The body responds with increased metabolic activity and blood flow at the site to stimulate the healing process and reduce inflammation and pain.
Many people feel the effects and report a reduction in pain almost immediately, but it is the long-term results that deliver the most benefit in pain reduction.
What Conditions does Shockwave Therapy treat?
What are the Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
- In-office treatment
- No Anaesthesia
- No injections/ non-invasive treatment
- No downtime – although we recommend you avoid physical exertion to maximise the healing process
- No negative side-effects
How many treatments do I need?
The number of sessions will depend on the nature of your problem. We will discuss your treatment plan with you and personalise it to suit your budget and schedule.
Is Shockwave Therapy painful?
Some people may experience tenderness in the treated area, but many people report immediate pain relief. During the procedure you may experience mild discomfort.
Taking care of your feet is our top priority. We specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of foot disorders and injuries. Don’t ignore foot pain – we are here to help. We provide the latest treatment options and work with you to find the best solution to suit your needs and budget. Don’t hesitate to get in touch – our podiatry clinic is conveniently located in Brunswick West.